91 thoughts on “How to write a beautiful poem

    1. It’s a beautiful feeling, isn’t it? To be able to think outside the little box you’ve been forced in. It’s true. That’s poetry. No form and no conventions.

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  1. Thanks for this. I think I’ve written eleven poems in my life, ten of which I dared post to my WordPress website. I’ve written hundreds of songs, though. There’s a big difference between lyrics and poetry that a lot of people deny.

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    1. Well to me, there is a difference but not a fundamental one. Poetry is completely without form, while lyrics are constructed within the breadth of the tune. So there is a difference, but they’re boundaries aren’t insulated from one another

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      1. Along those lines, yes. Many poems are lyrical and many lyrics are poetic. But lyrics and poetry are not the same thing. I’m not a poet, but I am a lyricist.

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  2. short, powerful and to the point … most apt – so true, write for yourself for for the world – you are you most intimate and personal audience – writing poems is part of my healing process and journey ๐Ÿ™‚

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